Princess Fairy Tale Maker - by Duck Duck Moose

Common Sense Media says

Audio, easy animation help kids create and enhance stories.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Overall, creating and saving drawings and stories is intuitive. However, Princess Fairy Tale Maker doesn't give any instruction, which may be needed for some of the editing features.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Princess Fairy Tale Maker – by Duck Duck Moose is an app that lets kids color and create their own fairy tales. In the main activity, kids choose a scene or use their own photos, then choose from a variety of characters (such as princesses and ballerinas) and stickers (such as flowers and food). They can also draw or write on the scene, choosing from various colors of pencils and crayons. Once the scene is created, kids can record their own voice or noises while moving around the characters and stickers, resulting in a story with action and sound. Princess Fairy Take Maker also includes a mode where kids can use ready-made templates and fill them in with color -- and even make it sparkle.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • storytelling

Arts

  • drawing

Skills

Creativity

  • imagination
  • making new creations

Communication

  • presenting

Tech Skills

  • digital creation
  • using and applying technology

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Easy, abundant options for both coloring and story-creating make this app highly engaging.

Learning Approach

Kids learn through creative play as well as self-reflection when they listen to their stories in playback mode and view their artwork.

Support

Verbal instructions and clear icons for visual directions.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • storytelling

Arts

  • drawing

Skills

Creativity

  • imagination
  • making new creations

Communication

  • presenting

Tech Skills

  • digital creation
  • using and applying technology

Kids can learn to create stories with Princess Fairy Tale Maker - by Duck Duck Moose; the app provides settings and characters to help inspire the story, and the coloring features engage kids by making the scene feel personalized. The actual creation and recording of the story is up to the kids as Princess Fairy Tale Maker only offers a record button. The app doesn't offer guidance in how to create a good story, but it offers an easy and fun way for kids to explore and create on their own.

This Learning Rating review was written by Cynthia Chiong

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What's it about?

In Princess Fairy Tale Maker, kids can choose from 32 background scenes, almost 200 different stickers, and many colors to create stories. The orientation and size of the stickers can be easily edited. When ready to record the action and soundtrack, kids simply hit the record button. During the recording, kids can move the stickers around to illustrate plot points, but they can no longer draw or alter the stickers. Kids can also color ready-made templates, and save all their creations.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Princess Fairy Tale Maker – by Duck Duck Moose is a great app to encourage kids to get creative. There's not much in terms of instruction, feedback, or prompts about storytelling. Instead, Princess Fairy Tale Maker lets kids explore and just have fun with it. Kids can create some interesting art with atypical fairy tale settings, such as putting a princess in a photo of their own home or on the moon.

The illustrations are charming, and the characters are racially diverse. Though there are lots of choices, the types of characters are a little "girly" with fairies, princesses, ballerinas, and hula girls; it's a princess app, so that's expected. But the process of making your own animated tale is fun for all.

Families can talk about...

  • Play along and be a character in the story.

  • Guide your kids as they create the story by asking and prompting about plot elements.

  • Help kids think outside the box and create inventive and atypical fairy tales.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$1.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:June 5, 2012
Category:Kids Games
Topics:Princesses and fairies
Size:49.70 MB
Publisher:Duck Duck Moose
Version:1.0.1

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Parent Written byIamHarry June 13, 2012
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3
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LEARNING

Really nice app

My 5-year old daughter loves this app. But the cost was a little high. Also the graphics should have been improved. Just saw another colorful rhyme priced at $0.99 named "Row Row Your Boat" which my daughter likes equally.
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Parent Written bylisahatespickles March 29, 2013
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4
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Great app for the imagination

This has been a fun app from the get go. And once my daughter realized she could record her telling her own stories our love for it exploded! Fun to play together or alone.

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